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Bonner

"Developing Community"

Bonner is located 13 kms north of Canberra. It has a local shopping centre with a major supermarket and a few other speciality store to meet the daily needs of the community. It has a local primary school and a high school less than 5 kms away. There are sporting grounds all around the suburb. The Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to explore with the family and see an abundance of bird life as well as frogs, lizards, wallabies and sugar gliders. The Yerrabi Pond District Park in nearby Gungahlin has an adventure playground with its own tarzan swing and flying fox, skateboard area, BBQs and picnic tables, making this the perfect place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great parks and gardens
  • Best Bird Watching Area

Not great for

  • Nightlife
  • Needs further development of facilites

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Isabella Plains

"Picturesque Suburb in the South"

Isabella Plains is located around 17 kms south south west of Canberra. There is a local shopping centre which has all the services for the community's daily needs which includes a supermarket, chemist, doctor's surgery, and a restaurant and takeaway shop and a major shopping centre is around 5 minutes away. There are also a couple of schools in the area and many more nearby. There are plenty of lovely parks to enjoy and an oval where everyone comes together to watch local sporting activities. It is the perfect place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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Macquarie

"Prime Area of Belconnen"

Macquarie is located around 7 kms north west of Canberra. It is one of the most central suburbs in the Belconnen area. There are two local shopping centres in the area; a small local one on Lachlan Street and a more major shopping centre known as the Jamison Centre. The mega shopping centre in Belconnen is also only 2 kms away. It is a quiet nice little community which has a community market every Sunday and one of the only public swimming pools in Canberra which has the only outdoor water slide in Canberra. It has both primary and high schools in the area making it the perfect place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Peaceful neighbourhood
  • Parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Expensive area
  • Public transport
  • Public housing

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Monash

"Friendly Suburb Where Everyone Says Hello"

Monash is located 15 kms south south west of Canberra. It is a family friendly area with lots of school aged children. It is one of the best areas in Canberra in regards to connectivity. There are a couple of small shopping centres at Gowrie and Erindale to meet the daily needs of the community and a major shopping centre in Greenway is only 5 minutes away. There are plenty of open green spaces and bike and walking tracks to enjoy. It is a peaceful neighbourhood which is enjoyed by all and a great place to live.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Great local shops
  • Great parks and gardens

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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O'Connor

"A Suburb of Contrasts - Be Careful to Pick the Right Spot"

O'Connor is located around 4 kms north west of Canberra. It has heritage listed properties and the problems of public housing. It has an abundance of green areas where the sports of rugby, cricket and soccer are played regularly. It has a small shopping centre with an independent supermarket, chemist, pub and a few other shops and restaurants, which are totally adequate to meet the day to day needs of the community. Tocumwal Houses are now heritage listed properties which are located in quiet streets around parkland in the centre of O'Connor. There are both local kindergartens and primary schools. You need to research the area carefully to ensure you pick the right spot.

Great for

  • Green spaces
  • Bush Walking
  • Mountain Biking

Not great for

  • Public Housing Brigalow Street - Noise, Drugs, Mental Illness

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Curtin

"Part of the Premier Sattelite City Development"

Curtin is located 7 kms south west of Canberra. It was part of the development of the first satellite city apart from Central Canberra. It has a small shopping centre with a major supermarket and all of the essential services including a number of restaurants and cafes. The curiosity of the area is the Curtin Milk Bar which is the longest running cafe in the area. It is a throw back to another time. There is also a local scouting group. Curtin came under attack during the Canberra bushfires in 2003 and a number of properties were distroyed. However, its bushy character make it a desirable place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Plenty of parks and gardens
  • Perfect place for a tree change

Not great for

  • Fire prone

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Chifley

"Where the World Comes to Canberra"

Chifley is located about 9 kms south south west of Canberra. Its backdrop of Mount Taylor with its ajoining parkland gives it a picturesque setting. It is a multicultural suburb, which gives it life and colour. It has a local shopping centre which provides all of the daily necessities and more. There are plenty of open green areas and sporting venues for children to get active. It also has a small local preschool. However, schools are located further away. It is still a great place to raise a family.

Great for

  • Parks and gardens
  • Family friendly
  • Affordable housing

Not great for

  • Cultural differences

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Braddon

"Life in the Heart of the City"

Braddon is a multiculturally diverse area. It is an inner north suburb only 1km from the city. It has both commercial and residential development which has undergone a transformation over the past few decades. It now contains art galleries, cafes, restaurants, bars, gift, homewares and designer fashion stores. The housing commision flats site has been redeveloped into trendy apartments for professionals who work either in or near the city. It has a great environment with easy access to green open spaces and everything you would ever want from city living.

Great for

  • Vibrant
  • Close to the city
  • Nightlife

Not great for

  • Traffic
  • Crime

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Banks

"Great Place for Families"

Banks is a pleasant little suburb. It is the southernmost suburb located 21 kms from Canberra. The suburb's incline runs west north west. This is perfect for hang gliders who take off from Big Monks Mountain located to the east of the of Banks and can be seen gliding across the suburb. It is just beyond the Rob Roy Nature park, which is the perfect place to explore with the children on a sunny afternoon. You may even see horse riders as you explore the bush tracks.

It has a very small local shopping centre, which is perfect to top up those daily necessities. It is a very family friendly area, as the blocks are big, allowing ample room for the family back yard.

Great for

  • Family friendly
  • Peaceful neighbourhood

Not great for

  • Lacks local ammenities

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
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deeg3

I have been living in Banks for about 3 years. It is a pretty, quiet and safe suburb with a myriad of interconnected cycling and walking paths and lots of green open space. I read somewhere that 30 per cent of Banks comprises parks and nature reserves. While it is about 20 kms from the city, road access is excellent via the Parkway. Public transport is quite good. Neighbours are friendly and genuinely helpful if needed. The suburb is diverse with families, singles and retirees all living here. It is very close to the Murrumbidgee river recreational areas, national parks, and it is lovely walking or cycling around Lake Tuggeranong, about 5 kms away. Tuggeranong shopping is growing due to the developments around the lake. I enjoy living here and recommend you check it out if youre thinking about living in a clean, safe and neighbourly place.

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